The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, February 16.

This month’s hike will be from Lock 30 to Lock 32.  This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.6 miles in length and it has been named the “Bald Eagle”. We hope to get a glimpse of our nations’ symbol – the bald eagles – as we start our hike at the Mississippi River.   

 We will meet at the Steel Dam in Milan by 1:30 pm and will be shuttled to the Mississippi to begin our walk back.  Directions are: take I80 to I280 to exit 15 in Milan onto E. 1st Ave (Airport Road) going towards Milan.  Take the first road on the right (Frontage Road) and follow it to the right to 14th St NE past the warehouses back to the steel dam. 

 The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.  You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.  There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend.  We ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: (email) or call 815-664-2403 (home)                                                           or log on to our website at: .

Next hike: March 15

Hike route: Lock 22 to Bridge 23 Length: 5.7 miles Meet at: Bridge 23 (IL Rt. 78)

Hike name: Mink